beholder mile

Marley’s Freedom Rallies To Great Lady M. Stakes Win

Heavily-favored Marley’s Freedom made it back-to-back wins in the Grade II, $200,351 Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 3-5 choice in the field of six, the 5-year-old daughter of Blame and the Formal Gold mare Relaxing Green was reserved off the early pace by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, found room to rally […]

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Patience A Virtue For Connections Of Beholder Mile Winner Secret Spice

In her first graded stakes assignment, Little Red Feather Racing’s Secret Spice rallied under first-time pilot Geovanni Franco to take Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., by 2 ¼ lengths over 1-2 favorite Marley’s Freedom.  Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old filly by Discreet Cat got the distance in […]

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Marley’s Freedom, Selcourt Set For Rematch In G1 Beholder Mile Saturday

One-two finishers when last they met, Bob Baffert’s Marley’s Freedom and John Sadler’s Selcourt will each stretch out an eighth of a mile as they head Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita, which has attracted an outstanding field of seven older fillies and mares. Dispatched as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade […]

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San Felipe Cancelled; Santa Anita Racing Expected To Resume March 22

Though the San Felipe, a Kentucky Derby prep race, from Saturday’s card at Santa Anita will not be rescheduled, drf.com reported Brad Free Tweeted that the officials at the Southern California track are expecting racing to resume on March 22. The resumption of racing is still pending additional safety inspections of the main dirt course. Meanwhile, the […]

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‘Hard To Reach Any Conclusions’ About Paradise Woods’ Santa Monica Bust

Dual Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods made her debut for new trainer John Shirreffs on Saturday, finishing fifth and last in the G2 Santa Monica Stakes at odds of 5-1. “It was hard to reach any conclusions,” Shirreffs told drf.com. “She didn’t break running and rushed up a little and got boxed in. That’s not her […]

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Escape Clause Exits La Canada Score ‘Well,’ Targeting Either Buena Vista Or Beholder Mile

Escape Clause already has accomplished something that escapes most horses: winning 19 races, done in a career of 28 starts. The five-year-old mare bred in Manitoba, Canada, captured Saturday’s Grade III La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita by 5 ½ lengths under Tyler Baze for owner/trainer Don Schnell and thus cemented her standing as one […]

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Champion Unique Bella Booked To Medaglia D’Oro In 2019

On Monday, the Darley Stallions Twitter account announced that champion Unique Bella will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro in 2019. The 2017 female sprinter of the year, Unique Bella was retired in August following the discovery of a sesamoid fracture after a morning workout at Del Mar. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Sesamoid Fracture Forces Retirement Of Unique Bella

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella has officially been retired, according to the farm’s Twitter account. The 4-year-old daughter of Tapit suffered a sesamoid fracture during a workout on Saturday morning at Del Mar. “The doctors have confirmed that once she is stabilized, she will be taken to our farm to continue her recovery,” the Tweet […]

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Unique Bella Geared Down Late In Beholder Mile Victory

Sent to the post as the 1-2 favorite, Don Alberto’s Unique Bella put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 1 Beholder Mile. The 4-year-old daughter of Tapit left the gates sharply and pressed the pace throughout, going on to win by about two lengths while geared down at the wire. Ridden by Mike Smith for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Beholder Mile

The highlight of this weekend’s North American graded stakes action is the Grade 1 Beholder Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, featuring a contest between Eclipse Award winner Unique Bella and Grade 1 winners Paradise Woods and Vale Dori. The older fillies and mares will test their mettle over a mile on the main […]

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